California State University Northridge
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM - SCIENCE EDUCATION The Master's degree in Secondary Science Education prepares secondary science teachers to become science teaching specialists, science curriculum coordinators, student teacher supervisors, science department chairpersons, and doctoral students. School districts generally award salary increases to teachers holding master’s degrees, and master’s degrees are required for part-time teaching at the community college or university level.
California State University Northridge has one of the largest science education credentialing programs in the state of California. As a result of our size, we are able to offer specialized instruction in the teaching of science, rather than just the generalized teaching methods taught at many institutions. Learn more about how to become a biology, chemistry, physics, geoscience, or general science teacher.
There is a profound shortage of science and math teachers in California and the nation. To address this need, CSUN is offering free Science and Math CSET preparation courses to prepare candidates to pass these assessments of subject matter competence so that they may earn California Science and/or Math Teaching Credentials.
CSUN Computer Supported Collaborative Collaboratory (CSCL) group helps teachers learn about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Environment Principles and Concepts (EP&C). We are offering a two-week institute in June for middle and high school science teachers.
CSUN sponsors the San Fernando Valley Science Project, a center of the California Science Project. We focus on providing professional development in science education, specializing in Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS) and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Learn more about our numerous professional development opportunities.
The objective of the CSUN Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) is to increase the total number of Mathematics and Science students enrolling in undergraduate or post-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs.